Police Department

                                        Police Chief Steve Scharschmidt

Welcome to the City of Parma Heights and Division of Police. The Parma Heights Police Department dedicates our
efforts to the philosophy of Community Policing, working in a collaborative method with residents and visitors to keep
Parma Heights safe and a friendly community to live and visit.  

As our mission states, we serve with the purpose to protect, with the passion to preserve, and with the utmost
pride in our performance.  On our webpage, there are various links to information and resources so please
feel free to browse our department's page.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact my office: chief@phpd.us or 440.481.3090.




Contact Information

Parma Heights Police Dept.
6184 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

The Parma Heights Police Department is hiring and is now accepting Lateral Transfer Applications indefinitely.

Click here for the Lateral Transfer Packet

  • No application fee
  • Applications can be e-mailed to, mailed to, or dropped off at our department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Applications will be kept on file for a year, there is NO DUE DATE.


The Parma Heights Police Department is committed to the safety and security of all residents, businesses and visitors. Our department strives to provide the best public service by offering timely, accurate and exceptional response to your complaints and calls for assistance. The PHPD consists of 40 members including: the Chief, Chief's Assistant, 2 Captain, 8 Sergeants, 4 Detectives, 1 Detective Bureau Secretary, 19 Patrol Officers, 3 Auxiliary Officers, and 1 part-time Clerk. 

More Resources

Community Policing
Jail and Warrants
Accident Reports - Public Records
Safety Concerns & Crime Prevention
Chief's Corner

Chief's Office

Chief Steve Scharschmidt

Brian Heffernan, Director of Safety

Chief's Assistant: Sonya N. Short

440.885.3889 fax

Detective Bureau
440.842.1029 fax

To contact our records clerk
440.884.1609 fax

General Questions
To leave a message for an officer or any other administrative needs
440.884.1609 fax
Facebook: Parma Heights Police Department 

Do not use email or Facebook when an officer is needed or your question requires a timely response, as neither are regularly monitored.  For an immediate response, call PRDC at


Emergency Call 9-1-1



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